TechFlash reported today that Scott Silver will be the new site director for Google’s Kirkland office. He will replace Peter Wilson, who is leaving to launch his own start-up. When asked for his reaction, UW CSE’s Ed Lazowska said, “‘The positive is that it contributes a seasoned veteran to the local startup scene – Peter spent a number of years at Microsoft before Google, so is really well connected and experienced. The great news is the diversity of the information technology businesses that have grown up around here, largely as a result of Microsoft making Seattle its home.'”
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